bypannchoaJuly 05, 2022


    Recently, as an OTT, dramas dealing with BL gained a lot of attention. Watcha's 'Semantic Error', which starred actor Park Seoham and group DKZ's Jaechan, remained at the top of Watcha's Top 10 for nearly three months after its release, and was recently made into a theatrical version due to popularity, and is scheduled to be released on CGV in August.


    In line with this, Wavve is planning to release 'Merry Queer' and 'Others Dating' in July. They are not dramas, but entertainment programs, and they plan to show the realistic romance of sexual minorities.

    Wavve side said, “OTT is attracting attention as an alternative platform that actively reflects the increasingly diverse tastes of users. Therefore, it is possible to try new challenges such as ‘Mary Queer’ and ‘Others Dating’ in the form of love reality shows.” They continued, "The two entertainment shows will show the romance and reality of LGBTQ people as they are, and they will drive various discourses. We hope that these issues will develop into a forum for healthy dialogue where all members of our society can ponder about.”

    Unlike movies and TV shows, both programs will deal with more realistic homosexuality. Will everyone be able to smoothly follow the BL hits? Wavve's 'Merry Queer' is Korea's first coming-out romance, depicting the challenges of couples toward a confident love and marriage. It will be released on July 8th. ‘Others Dating’ contains the reality of dating men who confirm each other’s sincerity. It will be released in mid-July.

    source: https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/144/0000822944

    original post: here

    1. I know that fantasy and reality are differentㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ But it'll be fun with Hong Seokcheon and Shin Dongyeobㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    2. I only watch BL, I don't wanna watch LGBTQ;;;;;;;Don't get ahead of yourselves

    3. I'm not homophobic but BL is just another genre among many genres. It's to create a fantasy for a specific group who enjoys consuming it~ I think it's important to make the distinction between this and LGBTQ. I thinks we should distinguish them so we remain respectful to LGBTQㅠ

    4. BL and Queer are 2 different things, the journalist is getting it wrong

    5. BL is fantasy.... I don't really care about variety shows like these but please don't lump them together...ㅠ

    6. Reality shows are for queersㅋㅋ BL is just a fantasy for women ㅠ

    7. You may like hetero dramas and still not like shows like Heart Signal and I'm Solo, just like how you can like BL and not like programs like that. What homophobia? ㅋㅋㅋㅋ If I like men in dramas, but I don't care about men in real life, does it make me a misandrist?

    8. But BL is just fantasyㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    9. Leave 2D to 2D.....

    10. No but can you call a gay couple a BL couple...? We're not being sensitive for wanting to distinguish between days and BLs, and it doesn't mean that we hate gays...

    11. I'm f*cking not curious about those shows...

    12. What the? BLs are fantasies at the end of the day...

    13. BL are fantasy please. They're in a completely different world than real life gays. I can respect them but I honestly don't care about them

    14. But there's nothing realistic about BLs, these are queers. BLs are just fantasy..

    15. We only watch BLs because there's a handsome man + another handsome man. How is this realistic?


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  • Yikes. Big Yikes.

    They sound so hateful. BL is indeed fantasy, but the characters in BL are indeed queer.

    Like, these BL enthusiasts are really showing their true colors. This is the only reason I hate BL and it's culture.

    I hope the LGBTQ communities in Korea support these shows since does not seem like anyone else will.



  • It grosses the fuck out of me when women fetishize the fuck out of gay relationships then refuse to support gay people or shows that portray gay relationships in a normal light. Fujoshies are so gross

    pardon me if im wrong, but having had friends in the past who loved BL ( still have one ), what I've observed is that a lot of people who support BL just like the fact that the hot male lead is not falling for another woman, so they can fantasize without constraint

    the reason this doesnt translate to real life is because of course, real gay men are still......men and act like men do, not how BL readers wish they did

    u r m o m g a y


  • BL is indeed fantasy and when you can find a well written one that doesn't fall into problematic tropes... you tend to get a well written romance that appeals to women because there is no gender imbalance in the relationship.

    However calling a gay dating show "real life bl" is hella weird. I'm interested in seeing how the show is handled and I quite like the hosts they've picked out.

  • Yeah and thats the fetishism element. Portraying a very real group of people in a light that is attractive to you for your enjoyment, but then refusing to acknowledge or support them. Its very icky to me, especially since a country like Korea doesnt even offer rights to these people but straight women see no problem with reading their glorified gay porn and hating "queerness"

    I've had this opinion for a very long time since I also had friends that were into this kind of thing. A lot of BLs also portray sexual assault in weird "romantic" light which leads to further fetishization. It freaks me out

    its a growing problem in general

    some people dont want to interact with actual people anymore, they just want everyone to play "characters" in their fantasy

    my best friend has been going down this "redpill" rabbit hole lately and it sucks seeing him become so intolerant to all kinds of people he'd usually be fine with

    u r m o m g a y


  • These comments are the reason I stay away from BL and their community. It's all just for their fetish and fantasy, not for being supportive of the LGTBQ+ community. Also not to mention how unrealistic and toxic these BL/GL stories usually are. I know it's fantasy, but still...

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